Because he is a sociopath. Black Widow knew this, and she used it to her advantage when interrogating him in the S. At this point, Loki has already committed a grievous crime against his family and his people, the sort of thing that any sane person would agree shows exactly why he's unsuited to the throne. Which is not to say that I wasn't rooting for him, 'cuz I was. And while we understand that there's more involved in being the god of trickery than say, being the lord of fitting your hand all the way inside a Pringles can, there's a reasonable expectation that you might, at least every now and again, pull off a successful trick. Bringing Thor back to Asgard by helping him escape Sakaar would be beneficial to Loki. It then gave him an excuse to wipe out the Frost Giants, thereby erasing his past and whatever feelings of guilt and inadequacy that their existence created in him.
In the end, Loki just closes back up again and becomes his same old self, but the fact that he reveals his plan to Thor and tries to get him to go along with it suggests that he still cares. But he tells Loki he does, and Loki believes him because holy shit he is hilariously bad at this. He may not want the throne, yet he got his brother outcast, sent the Ultron looking monster to destroy him on Earth, so he could take over the throne in Asgard once Odin passes. A petty, spiteful little worm. I mean, we have blatant murder, mind control, plotting to have the mind-controlled Clint murder Natasha, at least two direct attempts to kill Thor, trying to kill all the Avengers as well as everyone aboard the helicarrier, killing Agent Coulson in cold blood, and then blowing up a good chunk of New York in the process of trying to rule the planet earth. Why did he just randomly turn evil and want to rule Earth in Avengers? This leads to Loki's jealousy towards a select few 'pretty-boy' gods, and honestly, Loki just wanted to take them down a peg. He didn't randomly turn evil, Thanos promised him Asgard in return for him destroying Earth.
No one suspects that Loki -- the pale, brooding, jealous schemer with the greasy black hair -- is secretly up to no good. He then unveils his double cross: He shall murder the assassin at the last moment, so that he will appear to be a hero in front of Odin and his mother! A villain that is more gray than evil. In The Avengers, he reveals himself the inferior in cunning to pretty much any human or superhuman he encounters, from Black Widow squeezing him for intel via to his failing to talk his way out of a by the team's dumbest member. Heimdall of course then goes straight to Thor's friends and dispatches them to Earth to go tell Thor what's happening. And he effectively killed his mother. And why did he steal the throne at the end of Thor 2? When the Aesir were told, that these three siblings were born, in the land of the Giants, they knew this would bring great evil to the world.
The four friends do not believe this for one second, the trickster god again utterly failing to trick them in any way. Loki is jealous, and he is hungry not for power, but for love from his father. Marvel Studios Rumor has it that Odin is considering a lateral reassignment to god of hair gels. Then, Narvi's intestines are used by the Æsir the people of Asgård to tie Loki on a rock under a snake, whose dripping poison causes excruciating pain. He is vain, self-centered, ego-centric, callous, and most definitely a sociopath of epic proportions.
My personal belief is that there is no such thing as villians, they are but victims perhaps of the biases of the stories, of circumstance, or of other people whose story hasn't been told, and this rings true to both versions of Loki. He didn't randomly turn evil, Thanos promised him Asgard in return for him destroying Earth. It disturbs me that people are rooting for him in movie or comic Good actor though. What he wants is to prove that he is Thor's equal, and to be loved as much as Thor is, and for his father to be proud of him. All these years, our hatred of in the first Avengers film has been extremely misplaced.
The warmth we see from the two Odinsons in that scene could make the Eternal Flame tremble in comparison. Loki just loves to prank people in all the ways he can think of, as long that he thinks it is funny. I need to see what he'll bring to Thor: Ragnarok, like, now. These lies will solve his Thor problem only as long as absolutely no one else tells Thor what is really going on, which spoiler is what happens 17 minutes later in movie time. This scheme is blown exactly 20 seconds later in movie time we timed it , when he returns to Asgard to find Heimdall standing at the door.
After Balder is killed in Loki's attempt to prank him his intention was to simply injure Balder to prove the limitations of Balder's ability to remain unharmed by weapons , Odin turns one of Loki's sons, Vali not to be confused with Vali Odinson , into a wolf to kill Narvi, Loki's second son. Wow, wow, wow , does Hiddleston kill this part of the movie. But you know, he said he didn't want the throne. The only way to make him not evil would be to interpret some scenes in Thor and Avengers so that Loki was influenced by Thanos even before the events of Thor. And why did he steal the throne at the end of Thor 2? He has no excuse to pretend like his background justifies his desire to see Odin dead. He didn't randomly turn evil, Thanos promised him Asgard in return for him destroying Earth.
But you get the sense that Loki does not do it out of malice, but out of necessity. He's Three Steps Ahead Of Everyone. When Loki becomes aware that he will never achieve this and realises that he is Jötunn and hence is considered a monster in Asgård, it twists him. I really liked Loki in Thor as well. To repeat: Asgardian guards killed when Loki traitorously helped some Frost Giants sneak into Asgard's vault. He always wanted to be King or Ruler of Asgard. I also enjoyed his character in All his appearences.
But I must have missed something. He Does Not Improve With Practice We could go on, but Loki's seeming inability to even scam a tourist with a three-card Monte table continues in every film he appears in. We'll be back tomorrow with another edition of What Was Their Plan, Again? So what does it all mean, in the end? The actions make the man, and the man is a monster in The Avengers. The basic fact he has the ability to make people think he is where he ain't should be enough to eliminate the need for multilayered deceptions that backfire every single goddamn time. The manipulative villain was playing the long con from the very beginning, even if it meant turning brother against brother — as if we didn't need another reason to root for his downfall. It'll pick up directly after the end of Age of Ultron — and, given Hiddleston's involvement, Thor's bulging biceps are not the only things we're all looking forward to seeing.
The child he threw down into the underworld, where she made her own lair which is now known as Helheim, a place where all that dies of illness or old age go. He's interesting and can be sympathetic at times, but don't delude yourself into thinking he's anything but rotten. . In Norse Mythology, he is a scapegoat; in Marvel he had his whole world and beliefs demolished by his circumstance and he transitions into violence. But I must have missed something. He would have stayed on Sakaar and tried to overthrow the Grandmaster. Loki cares what Thor thinks of him, to some degree.